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HMSHost International redevelops the traveller experience in Malaysia: renews contract for 7 stores for up to 7 years in Kuala Lumpur

Amsterdam, 28 SEPTEMBER 2023 – HMSHost International, part of Dufry Group and global market leader in the food and beverage industry for people on the move, renews its contract for the Urban Food Court, including a full renovation of the seven stores for up to seven years at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2. HMSHost is playing a role in the re-envisioning of KLIA’s food and beverage offerings to enhance the overall traveller experience, surprising guests by bringing new and exciting brands to the Urban Food Court. The stores, already open or still under construction, include popular brands such as Burger King ®, Pizza Hut, the popular Kuala Lumpur-based Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers and pastas & WRAPS, and HMSHost’s proprietary brands Asia Street Cooking, Fresh, and Taste of India.

David Mackay, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific at HMSHost International: “We are very happy and excited to continue our partnership with KLIA through our long-term business partner, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). The opportunity to create a different guest experience at the airport is a challenge we are made for; our extensive brand portfolio and strong local relationships helped us to curate a perfect selection of brands, from which we could create a beautiful guest experience.”

MAHB’s re-envisioning of the airport’s retail space is part of its reset program, which aims to draw passengers back to the airport through an improved guest experience. In line with these goals, HMSHost International took the opportunity to redefine the traveller’s experience, identifying a brilliant selection of brands and concepts for the redevelopment.

Urban Food Court KLIA2
The seven new stores at the renovated Urban Food Court in Terminal 2 will bring the best of global cuisines together. Four of the seven stores are already open; the pure and healthy Fresh, and the familiar hotspot Taste of India, will serve guests with excellence and most importantly: attention. Burger King ® lives up to their reputation for high-quality, great-tasting, and burger-based menus. Ahh-Yum, developed by the locally recognised Kampong Kravers, is based on the idea of having a good home-cooked meal whenever, wherever. Not open yet but soon to be, is the brand-new concept pastas & WRAPS, a concept also from Kampong Kravers, which will offer healthy Western-styled dishes with an Asian touch. Transporting a buzzing Orient food scene to the airport, Asia Street Cooking, will soon take care of guests craving urban Asian-fusion food. Also coming to the airport, Pizza Hut, Malaysia’s largest and most popular pizza restaurant, will welcome guests in their restaurant.
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